The UK energy consumer price inflation rate is more than double the OECD average. The Tory government is blaming the Ukraine war, when the dizzyingly high level of energy price inflation is down to UK government policy choices. Labour should back the TUC’s proposals as they would help tackle this energy cost crisis.
‘More than 90 percent of the U.S. price rises took place before the Ukraine war.’
The current inflation was made in Washington. In addition, the people of the United States and other countries are having to sustain the costs of Washington’s new Cold War.
Already reeling from job losses and pay cuts, workers and those on fixed incomes will see their living standards fall even further, if central bankers’ policy to increase inflation is successful.
By Paul Roberts
Since this summer a renewed wave of mobilisations has emerged across the Middle East and North Africa. The unrest has included big and often violent protests against the US in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Turkey.
In addition to demonstrations against US-inspired Islamophobia, protests have been sparked off by a wide range of other issues – examples of which include the following.